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Paris 2024: One last Olympic dance for some legends

Paris 2024: One last Olympic dance for some legends

Simone Biles and LeBron James are at the top of the list of illustrious stars who will bring their Olympic journey to a close this summer. Others, like Nadal and Murray, are coming back from injury to make it one last time. And some are looking to make an unforgettable impression.



75% of Team USA comes from the NCAA

75% of Team USA comes from the NCAA

The foundation of 21 teams is made up of athletes with past, present and future ties to the NCAA. Fourteen of these teams are made up entirely of athletes who have been developed through the sport at the collegiate level. The three leading NCAA schools represented on Team USA are Stanford, UCLA and USC.



Star marathoner Kosgei pulls out of Games due to injury

Star marathoner Kosgei pulls out of Games due to injury

The Kenyan Olympic silver medallist will not be able to compete in the marathon on 11 August and will be replaced by Sharon Lokedi, the 2022 New York Marathon winner. The exact nature of the injury has not been revealed. However, it will prevent her from competing in her second Games. 


Nine-year-old chess player Bodhana named in England squad

Nine-year-old chess player Bodhana named in England squad

British youngster Bodhana Sivanandan joined over 20,000 people in London's Trafalgar Square last Sunday to celebrate her inclusion in the England squad. Only a few months ago she was crowned European Champion and her potential seems limitless. She will be competing at the Chess Olympiad in September.



Versatile Tylor Knibb pulls out of Paris 2024 road cycling race

Versatile Tylor Knibb pulls out of Paris 2024 road cycling race

The two-time triathlon world champion and professional cyclist will not take part in the road race on 4 August. Instead, she will concentrate on her speciality, the triathlon, which takes place on 31 July. She has not ruled out competing in the time trial on 27 July. Knibb has been replaced on the USA cycling team by Faulkner.


IBA's World Series reinvents itself to return in 2025

IBA's World Series reinvents itself to return in 2025

The same round-robin format in a team-based competition under professional rules will be retained in the International Boxing Association's revamped league. Knockout stages will ensure attractive matches that can raise the stakes and facilitate the discovery of young talent.




Nikhat Zareen, the defiant face of Indian boxing at Paris 2024

Nikhat Zareen, the defiant face of Indian boxing at Paris 2024

The two-time world champion is one of the favourites to win Olympic gold. Sixteen years after she first donned the gloves, her dream is within reach. She defied society and her own family by choosing boxing over athletics. Boxing is a male-dominated sport. Three weeks before the Olympics, she is confident. "I am blessed," she said.